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closed 9/8/2005 via BNC Analysis

Apprise Media LLC, acquired Y-Visionary Publishing, L.P.

synopsis: Apprise Media LLC, a strategic management and investment company focused on niche media, today announced that it has acquired Y-Visionary LP, which publishes nine monthly and bi-monthly magazines focused on the automotive aftermarket, outdoor sports and shelter segments.
buyer parent: Spectrum Equity Investors
buyer: Apprise Media LLC
Apprise Media concentrates on niche media, a fast growing segment in the media industry. Apprise Media identifies businesses in which our core management strengths and experience can combine to create value for our investors and enhanced competitive positioning for our portfolio companies. "
target: Y-Visionary Publishing, L.P.
Y-Visionary Publishing, L.P. operates as a content producer of consumer magazines. The company operates through four groups: Automotive Group, Home Group, Aviation Group, and Outdoor Group.
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closed 9/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

Source Creation International, acquired Winto Group (Holdings) Limited

synopsis: Source Creation International, an investment holding company in Hong Kong, has acquired a 74% stake in Winto Group (Holdings) Limited, a Hong Kong-based company engaged in outdoor advertising and print media. Winto Group offers various outdoor advertising services and publishes automobile and lifestyle magazines.
buyer: Source Creation International
Source Creation International is an investment holding company in Hong Kong. Source Creation International is directly owned by Lui Man Wah, a Chinese businessman that has over 10 years of experience in financial institutions. "
target: Winto Group (Holdings) Limited (SEHK:8238:$2.12)
Winto Group (Holdings) Limited is a Hong Kong-based company engaged in outdoor advertising and print media. Winto Group's outdoor advertising business offers billboard, outdoor LED display, and vehicle advertising services. Their print media business includes automobile and lifestyle magazines.
price ($mm)[EV]
$4.50 [$6.10]*
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$2
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3.7x
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closed 8/3/2017 via Company Press Release

Discovery Communications, Inc., acquired TEN: The Enthusiast Network

synopsis: Discovery Communications, a provider of premium nonfiction, lifestyle, sports and kids programming brands, has acquired a majority stake in TEN: The Enthusiast Network, the world’s premier transmedia network of enthusiast brands. TEN: The Enthusiast Network's brands include Motor Trend, Automobile, Roadkill, Hot Rod, and more.
buyer: Discovery Communications, Inc. (DISC.A:$10,780.00)
Discovery Communications satisfies curiosity and engages superfans with a portfolio of premium nonfiction, lifestyle, sports and kids programming brands. Discovery reaches more than 3 billion cumulative viewers across pay-TV and free-to-air platforms in more than 220 countries and territories. "
target: TEN: The Enthusiast Network
TEN: The Enthusiast Network is the world’s premier transmedia network of enthusiast brands, such as Motor Trend, Automobile, Roadkill, Hot Rod, and more. TEN operates websites, publications, annual events, and the Motor Trend OnDemand subscription video-on-demand service.
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closed 7/12/2017 via Company Press Release

Fabrica Communications Co., Ltd., acquired CarMe

synopsis: Fabrica Communications has acquired the web magazine CarMe, a car news magazine operated by I And C-Cruise Co., Ltd (Iron DoCy Cruise Co Ltd.) based in Japan.
buyer parent: SE Blue Equity
buyer: Fabrica Communications Co., Ltd.
Fabrica Communications Co., Ltd. based in Japan, operates a used car web portal, 車選び.com (Kurumaerabi.com). "
target parent: I AND C-Cruise Co. Ltd.
target: CarMe
CarMe, based in Japan, is a web magazine that I AND C-Cruise Co. Ltd. started operating in August 2014, which operates on the theme "to everyone who enjoys car life".
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closed 5/20/2015 via PR Newswire

Motorsport.com, acquired Edimotive S.r.l

synopsis: Motorsport.com LLC, a Miami based global technology and multimedia company, announced its acquisition of the multimedia publishing company Edimotive S.r.l, Italy's most valuable online resource for motorsports and automotive news content.
buyer: Motorsport.com (MSGM:$19.05)
Motorsport.com is an international network of online motorsports content, multi-national platforms, world-class digital distribution, video and interactive multimedia worldwide. "
target: Edimotive S.r.l
Edimotive is a 10 years old digital publisher with a strong focus on automotive industry recognized as one of the most innovative and reliable players on the Italian Market.
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closed 5/19/2015 via PR Newswire

Motorsport.com, acquired WorldCarFans.com

synopsis: Motorsport LLC announced that it has acquired WorldCarFans.com - one of the world's largest online auto enthusiast publications. WorldCarFans.com features daily editorial coverage of emerging product news and auto industry headlines, augmented by video, spy photos, live international motor show coverage, photo galleries and various feature stories.
buyer: Motorsport.com (MSGM:$19.05)
Motorsport.com is an international network of online motorsports content, multi-national platforms, world-class digital distribution, video and interactive multimedia worldwide. "
target: WorldCarFans.com
Worldcarfans.com features daily editorial coverage of emerging product news and auto industry headlines, augmented by video, spy photos, live international motor show coverage, daily Formula 1 updates, high-resolution photo galleries and various feature stories.
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closed 7/25/2014 via BNC Analysis

Kelsey Media, purchased Auto Titles and Triathlon Plus from Future plc

synopsis: Kelsey Media, a UK based, privately owned publisher of special interest and enthusiasts’ magazines and books, has acquired Auto Titles and Triathlon Plus from Future plc, an award-winning international media group and leading digital publisher.
buyer: Kelsey Media
Kelsey Media is a UK based, privately owned publisher of special interest and enthusiasts’ magazines and books. They have around 100 employees with offices in Peterborough and Cudham, Kent. "
seller: Future plc (LSE:FUTR:$647.97)
The Portfolio of titles includes: Fast Car, Fast Ford, Classic Ford, Classics Monthly, Total Vauxhall, Mini Magazine, Triathlon Plus, Classic Ford Show, Ford Fair, Japfest, Japfest 2: The Evolution, Performance Vauxhall Show, TRAX: The Ultimate Performance Car Event and associated websites.
price ($mm)
$3.05
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$8
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0.6x
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announced 1/21/2014 via Reuters

Apax Partners, will acquire Trader Media Group

synopsis: Apax Partners will acquire a 50.1 percent equity stake in Trader Media from the Guardian Media Group. Trader Media Group publishes market leading niche titles such as Auto Trader, Top Marques, Bike Trader, Truck & Plant Trader, Ad Trader, Motorhome and Caravan Trader, Boats and Yachts for Sale, Boat Trader and Farmers Trader.
buyer: Apax Partners
Apax Partners is one of the world's leading private equity investment groups. It operates across the United States, Europe and Asia and has more than 30 years of investing experience. Funds under the advice or management of Apax Partners globally total around $30 billion. "
target parent: Guardian Media Group plc
target: Trader Media Group (LSE:AUTO:$368.90)
Trader Media Group publishes market leading niche titles such as Auto Trader, Top Marques, Bike Trader, Truck & Plant Trader, Ad Trader, Motorhome and Caravan Trader, Boats and Yachts for Sale, Boat Trader and Farmers Trader, all leading their sectors with magazine readership and web visitors.
price ($mm)[EV]
$994 [$1,926]*
rev ($mm)
$418
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EV / rev
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closed 3/26/2012 via PR Newswire

Racer Media & Marketing, Inc., acquired Racer Communications, Inc.

synopsis: Automotive media and marketing veterans Paul Pfanner and Bill Sparks have acquired RACER Magazine and Racer.com from Haymarket Media, Inc. The purchase returns America's leading general interest motorsport magazine to its founding management team.
buyer: Racer Media & Marketing, Inc.
Racer Media & Marketing, Inc. is a company created by Paul Pfanner and Bill Sparks. Pfanner and Sparks was the founding management team of America's leading general interest motorsport magazine, RACER. "
target parent: Haymarket Group Limited
target: Racer Communications, Inc.
Racer Communications consists of Racer Magazine, a monthly motorsports magazine, and Racer.com. Its custom publishing arm also produces SportsCar magazine for the Sports Car Club of America. The Racer Special Projects Division creates collateral, advertising materials, publications, and more.
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closed 4/2/2007 via Company Press Release

Dennis Publishing Ltd., acquired Octane Media

synopsis: Dennis Publishing has today announced the acquisition of Octane magazine and its accompanying website from Aspiration Holdings and the Octane Media group shareholders. The monthly classic car title will join Dennis' existing portfolio of printed motoring titles: Auto Express and evo.
buyer parent: Quadrangle Group LLC
buyer: Dennis Publishing Ltd.
Alpha Media Group Inc. is a multimedia company that includes Maxim and Blender magazines and their websites Maxim.com and Blender.com. Maxim magazine is the most successful modern men's lifestyle magazine in America reaching more than 12.4 million readers each month. "
target: Octane Media
Octane is a monthly classic car magazine that celebrates the world's greatest cars, the events and the personalities that surround them. The magazine places the readers' passion for classic cars at its heart and uses the highest quality design and photography throughout.
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closed 2/8/2007 via BusinessWire

Primedia, Inc., purchased Modified Automotive Group from VerticalScope Inc.

synopsis: PRIMEDIA Inc., America's leading targeted media company, announced that its Enthusiast Media Segment acquired Toronto-based VerticalScope Inc.’s Modified Automotive Group, publisher of Modified Magazine, Modified Luxury & Exotics Magazine, Modified Mustangs Magazine, and their related event partnerships and websites.
buyer: Primedia, Inc. (:$0.00)
PRIMEDIA is the leading targeted media company in the United States. With 2005 revenue of $990 million, its properties comprise over 100 brands that connect buyers and sellers through print publications, Internet, events, merchandise and video programs in three market segments. "
seller: VerticalScope Inc. (TSX:FORA:$61.58)
VerticalScope is a privately held corporation headquartered in Toronto, Canada. Specializing in the creation of authoritative websites, online communities, and print magazines for the Automotive, Sports and Technology vertical markets, our media products target two coveted demographic groups.
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closed 9/27/2006 via PR Newswire

Action Pursuit Group, acquired Action Media Operating LLC

synopsis: The Action Pursuit Group LLC, an operating company of Apprise Enthusiast Media LLC, announced the acquisition from Great Hill Partners of Action Media Operating LLC, the leading provider of events and online media properties serving the tuner and sports compact performance market.
buyer parent: Spectrum Equity Investors
buyer: Action Pursuit Group
Action Pursuit Group (formerly CFW Enterprises, Inc.) dominates the fast-growing paintball enthusiast category with Action Pursuit Games and Paintball. The company also publishes Inside Kung Fu and Grappling, which covers the fastest-growing segment of the martial arts category. "
target parent: Great Hill Partners LLC
target: Action Media Operating LLC
Action Media is an integrated multimedia company that provides its clients with a unique and powerful gateway to the potent, yet elusive Gen X-Y audience. Producing over 30 annual events in the top 20 markets in North America.
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announced 5/12/2021 via PR Newswire

Motorsport Network, LLC, will acquire DuPont Registry, Inc.

synopsis: Motorsport Network, the integrated digital platform with a global monthly reach of 56 million automotive and racing fans, has agreed to acquire the prestigious duPont Registry, a market leader in the luxury automotive marketplace for over 36 years, dedicated to connecting affluent buyers with high-end exotic cars and luxury brands.
buyer: Motorsport Network, LLC
Motorsport Network is a global market leader; an integrated digital platform that sits at the heart of the motorsport and automotive industries. Their business has three diversified and complementary divisions that integrate the user experience across Digital Media, Games & eSports, and Events. "
target: DuPont Registry, Inc.
duPont Registry, Inc., founded in 1984 and headquartered in St. Petersburg, Florida, publishes five luxury lifestyle titles that reach individuals whose net worth significantly exceeds what is traditionally considered upscale.
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closed 4/3/2006 via PR Newswire

Action Pursuit Group, acquired Drive Media

synopsis: The Action Pursuit Group (APG), an operating company of Apprise Enthusiast Media LLC, today announced the acquisition of DRIVE! Media, LLC, a publisher of automotive enthusiast publications in California, the Pacific Northwest and select markets across the country. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
buyer parent: Spectrum Equity Investors
buyer: Action Pursuit Group
Action Pursuit Group (formerly CFW Enterprises, Inc.) dominates the fast-growing paintball enthusiast category with Action Pursuit Games and Paintball. The company also publishes Inside Kung Fu and Grappling, which covers the fastest-growing segment of the martial arts category. "
target: Drive Media
DRIVE! Media, LLC, a publisher of automotive enthusiast publications, which focus on car and truck shows and events in regional markets.
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closed 10/9/2020 via BusinessWire

Pocket Outdoor Media, acquired Big Stone Publishing

synopsis: Pocket Outdoor Media (POM), the world's leading creator of active lifestyle content, announced the acquisition of Big Stone Publishing (BSP), the longtime publisher of Rock & Ice, Trail Runner, and Gym Climber magazines and websites.
buyer parent: Pocket Ventures LLC
buyer: Pocket Outdoor Media
Pocket Outdoor Media is the leading endurance sports publisher. Pocket Outdoor Media brands influence and engage more athletes than any other through a combined print, online, and social audience of millions of runners, cyclists, triathletes, and swimmers. "
target: Big Stone Publishing
Big Stone Publishing is a niche media company specializing in outdoor sports. Their brand magazines include Rock and Ice, Trail Runner, ASCENT, Gym Climber and Dirt.
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announced 6/17/2019 via BNC Analysis

Rucks Media LLC, will purchase Outdoors Community from F+W Media, Inc.

synopsis: Special interest magazine publisher F+W Media is selling their Outdoors Community magazine assets to Rucks Media LLC as part of chapter 11 filings. Rucks Media LLC is a holding company led by Brad Rucks, who has been the publisher for Deer & Deer Hunting magazine for many years.
buyer: Rucks Media LLC
Rucks Media LLC is a holding company led by Brad Rucks, who has been the publisher for Deer & Deer Hunting magazine for many years. "
seller parent: Tinicum Capital Partners LP
seller: F+W Media, Inc.
F+W Media is a community-focused, content creator and marketer of products and services for enthusiasts. F+W offers a diversified portfolio of books, e-books, magazines, industry-leading events, e-commerce stores, online education programs, DVD and video instruction, television programs, & more.
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$0.58
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closed 11/7/2014 via PR Newswire

Kroenke Sports & Entertainment, LLC, acquired InterMedia Outdoors

synopsis: Kroenke Sports & Entertainment, LLC ("KSE") announced that it has acquired InterMedia Outdoors Holdings, Inc., (InterMedia Outdoors) from InterMedia Partners VII, L.P., a private equity investment fund. InterMedia Outdoors' assets include Sportsman Channel, 15 outdoor magazines, and 17 top websites, as well as television production operations.
buyer: Kroenke Sports & Entertainment, LLC
Kroenke Sports & Entertainment is one of the world's leading ownership, entertainment and management groups. As owners and operators of Pepsi Center, the Paramount Theatre, Dick's Sporting Goods Park, and various sports teams, KSE's sports and entertainment assets are second to none. "
target parent: InterMedia Partners
target: InterMedia Outdoors
InterMedia Outdoors, Inc. is a multimedia company serving outdoors enthusiasts in the United States, with the largest network of websites dedicated to the hunting, shooting and fishing category.
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closed 9/8/2005 via

Action Pursuit Group, acquired Y Visionary Publishing

synopsis: Apprise Media LLC, a strategic management and investment company focused on niche media, today announced that it has acquired Y-Visionary LP, which publishes nine monthly and bi-monthly magazines focused on the automotive aftermarket, outdoor sports and shelter segments.
buyer parent: Spectrum Equity Investors
buyer: Action Pursuit Group
Action Pursuit Group (formerly CFW Enterprises, Inc.) dominates the fast-growing paintball enthusiast category with Action Pursuit Games and Paintball. The company also publishes Inside Kung Fu and Grappling, which covers the fastest-growing segment of the martial arts category. "
target: Y Visionary Publishing
Y-Visionary's publications include Street Trucks, Import Racer, and Drag Racer in the automotive segment; Bow & Arrow Hunting, Gun World, and Knives Illustrated in the outdoor sports segment; and Victorian Homes and Romantic Homes in the shelter segment.
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$10
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closed 9/7/2004 via Company Press Release

Grand View Media Group, purchased Sportsman’s Groups from Ehlert Publishing Group, Inc.

synopsis: Grand View Media Group has purchased Ehlert Publishing’s Sportsman’s Groups, including 84,000-circ. Bowhunting World and 11,000-circ. trade title Archery Business.
buyer parent: EBSCO Industries, Inc.
buyer: Grand View Media Group
Grand View Media Group specializes in consumer and business-to-business magazines, as well as custom publishing. The company joined EBSCO in 2002 and currently publishes fifteen titles and three directories covering the outdoors and business-to-business markets. "
seller parent: Affinity Group, Inc.
seller: Ehlert Publishing Group, Inc.
Established in 1976, Ehlert Publishing Group, based in Maple Grove, Minn., publishes trade and consumer magazines and directories focused on a variety of markets such as all-terrain vehicles, motorcycles, personal watercraft, snowmobiles, bowhunting, fly fishing and boating. The company also produc
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closed 2/6/2019 via BNC Analysis

American Media Inc., acquired Adventure Sports Network

synopsis: National Enquirer publisher American Media has acquired TEN: Publishing’s Adventure Sports Network, a group of 14 action sports brands, including Bike, Powder and Surfer magazines as well as the Dew Tour event series.
buyer: American Media Inc.
American Media, Inc. (AMI) owns and operates the leading print and digital celebrity and active lifestyle media brands in the United States. AMI's titles include National Enquirer, Star, OK!, Us Weekly, Globe, National Examiner, Men's Fitness, Muscle & Fitness, Flex and Muscle & Fitness Hers. "
target parent: Discovery Communications, Inc.
target: Adventure Sports Network
Adventure Sports Network is a group of 14 action sports brands, including Bike, Powder and Surfer magazines as well as the Dew Tour event series. The Dew Tour is an innovative contest series and content platform for extreme sports.
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closed 9/8/2005 via BNC Analysis

Apprise Media LLC, acquired Y-Visionary Publishing, L.P.

synopsis: Apprise Media LLC, a strategic management and investment company focused on niche media, today announced that it has acquired Y-Visionary LP, which publishes nine monthly and bi-monthly magazines focused on the automotive aftermarket, outdoor sports and shelter segments.
buyer parent: Spectrum Equity Investors
buyer: Apprise Media LLC
Apprise Media concentrates on niche media, a fast growing segment in the media industry. Apprise Media identifies businesses in which our core management strengths and experience can combine to create value for our investors and enhanced competitive positioning for our portfolio companies. "
target: Y-Visionary Publishing, L.P.
Y-Visionary Publishing, L.P. operates as a content producer of consumer magazines. The company operates through four groups: Automotive Group, Home Group, Aviation Group, and Outdoor Group.
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closed 10/22/2010 via Company Press Release

United Business Media Limited, acquired Canon Communications, LLC

synopsis: UBM announces it has acquired Canon Communications LLC from Spectrum Equity Investors and Apprise Media LLC for $287 million. Canon is a leading provider of tradeshows and related media products to the global medical device design industry and advanced manufacturing markets.
buyer: United Business Media Limited (LSE:UBM:$1,333.50)
United Business Media Limited ("UBM") is a London Stock Exchange-listed global media business focusing on two principal activities: worldwide information distribution, targeting and monitoring; and, the development and monetisation of B2B communities and markets. "
target parent: Spectrum Equity Investors
target: Canon Communications, LLC
Canon Communications LLC is the producer of trade events, publications, and electronic media for the $3 trillion advanced, technology-based design and manufacturing industry, including medical device, pharmaceutical, electronics, design engineering, process technology and plastics processing.
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closed 10/1/2008 via BNC Analysis

Action Pursuit Group, acquired Action Pursuit Group

synopsis: Apprise Media exited majority ownership of The Action Pursuit Group (APG) in October 2008, retaining minority equity interests. Under Apprise’s ownership, APG streamlined its operations, introduced new products and adapted to market changes.
buyer parent: Spectrum Equity Investors
buyer: Action Pursuit Group
Action Pursuit Group (formerly CFW Enterprises, Inc.) dominates the fast-growing paintball enthusiast category with Action Pursuit Games and Paintball. The company also publishes Inside Kung Fu and Grappling, which covers the fastest-growing segment of the martial arts category. "
target parent: Spectrum Equity Investors
target: Action Pursuit Group
Action Pursuit Group (formerly CFW Enterprises, Inc.) dominates the fast-growing paintball enthusiast category with Action Pursuit Games and Paintball. The company also publishes Inside Kung Fu and Grappling, which covers the fastest-growing segment of the martial arts category.
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closed 10/1/2008 via BNC Analysis

Beckett Publications, acquired Beckett Publications

synopsis: Apprise Media exited majority ownership of Beckett Media in October 2008, retaining minority equity interests. Under Apprise’s ownership, Beckett streamlined its operations, introduced new products and adapted to market changes.
buyer parent: Spectrum Equity Investors
buyer: Beckett Publications
Produces monthly card collecting price guides for baseball, football, basketball, hockey and motorsports, as well as a monthly price guide for popular sports collectibles and autographs. In 1998, Beckett Publications also launched a magazine devoted to toy collectors. "
target parent: Spectrum Equity Investors
target: Beckett Publications
Produces monthly card collecting price guides for baseball, football, basketball, hockey and motorsports, as well as a monthly price guide for popular sports collectibles and autographs. In 1998, Beckett Publications also launched a magazine devoted to toy collectors.
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closed 3/1/2006 via BNC Analysis

Apprise Media LLC, acquired Octo Media Ltd.

synopsis: Canon Communications, the medical media b-to-b platform of Apprise Media, which also has an enthusiast division, announced its expansion into Europe with the acquisition of Octo Media, a London-based medical device manufacturing trade magazine publisher and event producer.
buyer parent: Spectrum Equity Investors
buyer: Apprise Media LLC
Apprise Media concentrates on niche media, a fast growing segment in the media industry. Apprise Media identifies businesses in which our core management strengths and experience can combine to create value for our investors and enhanced competitive positioning for our portfolio companies. "
target: Octo Media Ltd.
Octo Media specialises in the medical device technology, supply chain and logistics sectors, our senior team has operated in over 15 different B2B markets and run national, pan-European and global businesses and media.
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closed 9/8/2005 via BNC Analysis

Apprise Media LLC, acquired Y-Visionary Publishing, L.P.

synopsis: Apprise Media LLC, a strategic management and investment company focused on niche media, today announced that it has acquired Y-Visionary LP, which publishes nine monthly and bi-monthly magazines focused on the automotive aftermarket, outdoor sports and shelter segments.
buyer parent: Spectrum Equity Investors
buyer: Apprise Media LLC
Apprise Media concentrates on niche media, a fast growing segment in the media industry. Apprise Media identifies businesses in which our core management strengths and experience can combine to create value for our investors and enhanced competitive positioning for our portfolio companies. "
target: Y-Visionary Publishing, L.P.
Y-Visionary Publishing, L.P. operates as a content producer of consumer magazines. The company operates through four groups: Automotive Group, Home Group, Aviation Group, and Outdoor Group.
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announced 4/21/2005 via BusinessWire

Apprise Media LLC, will acquire Canon Communications, Inc.

synopsis: Apprise Media LLC, a niche media company backed by Spectrum Equity Investors, today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Canon Communications, a leading producer of print publications, trade shows and digital media for the high-growth $200 billion medical device manufacturing market.
buyer parent: Spectrum Equity Investors
buyer: Apprise Media LLC
Apprise Media concentrates on niche media, a fast growing segment in the media industry. Apprise Media identifies businesses in which our core management strengths and experience can combine to create value for our investors and enhanced competitive positioning for our portfolio companies. "
target parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
target: Canon Communications, Inc.
Canon Communications LLC produces tradeshows and conferences for both U.S. and international markets. Canon also publishes magazines and digital media for medical devices, microelectronics, plastics processing, packaging, and other advanced design and manufacturing markets.
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closed 1/26/2005 via BusinessWire

Apprise Media LLC, acquired Beckett Publications

synopsis: Apprise Media LLC, a niche media company backed by Spectrum Equity Investors, today announced that it acquired Beckett Publications, the leading publisher of sports and entertainment market collectible guides.
buyer parent: Spectrum Equity Investors
buyer: Apprise Media LLC
Apprise Media concentrates on niche media, a fast growing segment in the media industry. Apprise Media identifies businesses in which our core management strengths and experience can combine to create value for our investors and enhanced competitive positioning for our portfolio companies. "
target: Beckett Publications
Produces monthly card collecting price guides for baseball, football, basketball, hockey and motorsports, as well as a monthly price guide for popular sports collectibles and autographs. In 1998, Beckett Publications also launched a magazine devoted to toy collectors.
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$20
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announced 8/26/2020 via BusinessWire

Valuesetters, will be merged with Netcapital

synopsis: ValueSetters, a publicly-traded boutique advisory firm with unique expertise in helping private companies raise capital over the internet, is to merge with Netcapital, a private securities platform that connects investors to entrepreneurs to help private companies grow.
buyer: Valuesetters (OTCPK:VSTR:$1.75)
Led by a team of professional investors, digital marketing experts, and technology specialists, ValueSetters is a publicly-traded boutique advisory firm with unique expertise in helping private companies raise capital over the internet. "
target: Netcapital
Netcapital is a private securities platform that connects investors to entrepreneurs to help private companies grow. Netcapital operates an investment portal that enables investors to set up an account online, browse information on private companies offering securities on the platform, and invest.
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announced 1/23/2019 via PR Newswire

Dynata, will acquire Reimagine Holdings Group

synopsis: Dynata, a global leader in first-party data and data services, announces it has reached an agreement to acquire Reimagine Holdings Group, a global leader in data creation and technology-enabled business intelligence headquartered in Westport, Connecticut.
buyer parent: Court Square Capital Partners
buyer: Dynata
Dynata is the premier global provider of data solutions and technology for consumer and B2B survey research. Dynata reaches participants in 90+ sample countries via internet, telephone, mobile/wireless and mixed-access offerings. "
target: Reimagine Holdings Group
Reimagine is a global leader in data creation for business intelligence, and has redefined the insights industry by acquiring and investing in growth-oriented, technology-enabled service companies.
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closed 5/23/2018 via BNC Analysis

startup300 AG, acquired Pioneers.io

synopsis: startup300, an Austrian angel investor network and business accelerator, has acquired Pioneers.io, an international relationship builder in the tech and startup scene. Pioneers' flagship event, Pioneers Festival, brings together a global community of 2,500 founders, investors, and innovation executives to build partnerships and shape the future.
buyer: startup300 AG
startup300 is an Austrian angel investor network and business accelerator that offers their services to Austrian startups. The group consists of 142 angels and investors that help startups grow their businesses. They focus on startups that have scalable, innovative or disruptive business models. "
target: Pioneers.io
Pioneers.io is an international relationship builder in the tech and startup scene, offering events, consulting, and investment. Their Pioneers Festival event brings together a global community of 2,500 founders, investors, and innovation executives to build partnerships and shape the future.
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announced 11/30/2020 via BusinessWire

ServiceNow, will acquire Element AI

synopsis: ServiceNow announced it has signed an agreement to acquire Element AI, a leading artificial intelligence (AI) company with deep AI capabilities and some of the world’s brightest AI minds. Element AI launches and incubates advanced AI-First solutions in partnership with large corporations.
buyer: ServiceNow (NYSE:NOW:$5,171.48)
ServiceNow's cloud-based platform and solutions deliver digital experiences that help people do their best work. Their applications automate, predict, digitize, and optimize business processes and tasks, across IT, Customer Service, Security Operations, and Human Resources. "
target: Element AI
Element AI is the platform that helps organizations embrace an AI-First world for today and tomorrow. Composed of a research lab uniquely connected to the world's best academic ecosystems, Element AI launches and incubates advanced AI-First solutions in partnership with large corporations.
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Ticker: SEHK:8238
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Winto Group (Holdings) Limited
Winto Group (Holdings) Limited
Winto Group (Holdings) Limited is a Hong Kong-based company engaged in outdoor advertising and print media. Winto Group's outdoor advertising business offers billboard, outdoor LED display, and vehicle advertising services. Their print media business includes automobile and lifestyle magazines.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$2.12
EBITDA ($mm)
($4.66)
EBIT ($mm)
$4.77
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
16
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Ticker: JASDAQ:2408
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
KG Intelligence Co., Ltd.
KG Intelligence CO., LTD. is a Japan-based company mainly engaged in the information service business. The company is engaged in the publishing of information magazines for recruitment, housing, weddings and fishing. The company also distributes free papers with coupons to be redeemed.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$32.84
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.44
EBIT ($mm)
$1.67
Net Income ($mm)
$1.65
Employees
340
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Ticker: OTCPK:LFAP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
LifeApps Brands Inc.
LifeApps Brands Inc.
LifeApps is a digital media company focused on medical, health, fitness, entertainment, digital applications and next generation social networks. The company creates and operates mobile apps, websites, publications and social media networks.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$0.01
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.24)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.24)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
2
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Ticker: SCAC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Saban Acquisition Corp.
Saban Acquisition Corp.
Saban Capital Group, Inc. (“SCG”), a leading private investment firm specializing in the media, entertainment, and communication industries. SCG was established by Haim Saban, founder of Saban Entertainment, a global television broadcasting, production, distribution, merchandising and music company.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.30)
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Ticker: VMGI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Verde Media Group
Verde Media Group
Verde Media Group Inc. is a publicly traded company listed on the OTC Markets trading under the symbol VMGI. The Company operates a managed media financing company with production, distribution, and development functions.
year
2013
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Ticker: US:FPNUF
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
FP Newspapers Income Fund
FP Newspapers Income Fund
FP Newspapers Income Fund (the Fund) is an unincorporated, open-ended, limited-purpose trust formed to acquire and own indirect interests in newspapers and other media businesses.
year
2009
rev ($mm)
$6.48
EBITDA ($mm)
$6.22
EBIT ($mm)
$6.22
Net Income ($mm)
$6.55
Employees
0
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Ticker: TICC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TICC Capital Corp.
TICC Capital Corp.
TICC Capital Corp. is a business development company primarily engaged in providing capital to technology-related companies in the following sectors: computer software and hardware, information technology infrastructure or services, internet, networking systems and diversified technology.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$105.09
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
$74.75
Net Income ($mm)
$58.94
Employees
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Ticker: AIM:MERC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mercia Technologies PLC
Mercia Technologies PLC
Mercia is a national investment group focused on the funding and scaling of innovative businesses with high growth potential from the UK regions. Initially this is through Mercia's managed funds and then selectively scaling businesses through its own balance sheet capital.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$11.97
EBITDA ($mm)
($3.14)
EBIT ($mm)
($3.67)
Net Income ($mm)
$1.86
Employees
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Ticker: XTRA:M3B
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
mic AG
mic AG
Mic AG is an investment company based in Germany. Mic AG invests in medium-sized companies with disruptive technologies in the fields of optics, electronics, medicine and IT.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$4.20
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.84
EBIT ($mm)
$0.81
Net Income ($mm)
$1.74
Employees
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Ticker: BIT:LVEN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
LVenture Group
LVenture Group
LVenture Group is a holding company that invests in companies with high growth potential. They primarily focus on digital tech startups with global markets. Their business model is based on capital gains arising from the exit of portfolio startups, which is achieved through M&A or IPO operations.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$3.11
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.59)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.03)
Net Income ($mm)
$0.39
Employees
0
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Ticker: OTCPK:ADAC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Adama Technologies Corp.
Adama Technologies Corp.
Adama Technologies Corp. is a publicly traded venture capital company that owns, operates and invests in technology companies as well as startups and expansion companies. They employ an investment matrix that allows them to identify & select what they believe to be high growth, high yield companies.
year
2016
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0
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Ticker: DRGV
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dragon Capital Group Corporation
Dragon Capital Group Corporation
Dragon Capital Group Corp. is doing business in China through its subsidiaries. DRGV was established to serve as a conduit between Chinese high-growth companies and Western investors. DRGV functions as an incubator of high-tech companies in China.
year
2011
rev ($mm)
$21.91
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.52
EBIT ($mm)
$0.52
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
100
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Ticker: LSE:ALM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Allied Minds
Allied Minds
Allied Minds plc is an IP commercialisation company focused on technology and life sciences. Allied Minds forms, funds, and operates a portfolio of companies with the objective of delivering successful liquidity events that will generate attractive long-term returns for its investors & stakeholders.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$3.36
EBITDA ($mm)
($108.37)
EBIT ($mm)
($114.60)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: CNSX:BZ30197
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fantasy 6 Sports Inc.
Fantasy 6 is a sports, entertainment and technology company which produces games, contests and other related products and experiences for fans around the world. Fantasy 6 Sports Inc. currently offers a wide variety of daily, weekly and season-long contests across multiple professional sports leagues
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1.15
EBITDA ($mm)
($4.47)
EBIT ($mm)
($4.58)
Net Income ($mm)
$7.08
Employees
0
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Ticker: ITT.V
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
LX Ventures Inc.
LX Ventures Inc.
Mobio is the parent company to Strutta and Twenty Year Media. Strutta is a social promotions platform that helps marketers bring potential customers from stranger to fan to customer. Twenty Year Media is a media and technology company developing advanced technologies for the motion picture sector.
year
2013
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